Apparently No Designers Wanted To Dress Leslie Jones For The ‘Ghostbusters’ Premiere
Being that the new Ghostbusters film is premiering in two weeks, you would think each of the core cast members have been fitted for their evening wear and that proper alterations are now in the works. This apparently isn’t the case for comedian Leslie Jones, who plays one of the four Ghostbusters. According to her personal Twitter account, no designers wanted to dress Jones for the Ghostbusters premiere, highlighting a frustrating problem for celebs who dare to be above a size two.
It’s strange that designers weren’t fighting for the opportunity to dress Jones, being that the Ghostbusters reboot is highly anticipated (arguably the most anticipated movie of the summer). Plus, she is GORGEOUS. I would think any and every designer would want the opportunity to have the comedic force that is Leslie Jones as a muse.
Then again, this is the fashion industry we’re talking about here. We’ve seen this sort of thing before — back in 2012, when many designers declined the opportunity to dress Melissa McCarthy for the Oscars. According to The Washington Post, McCarthy recalled getting a resounding “no.” She said, “I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no.”
That year, McCarthy wore a dress made by Marina Rinaldi, a ready-to-wear plus line you can find in stores like Bloomingdale’s. McCarthy told the Hollywood Reporter in 2011:
“Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.”
Fast-forward to yesterday, here in 2016, and things haven’t changed too much according to Jones’ tweet.
Project Runway alum, Christian Siriano, was quick to answer the call — or rather, the tweet.
Siriano told Time in an email, “I love Leslie and can’t wait to make her something fabulous to wear. I dress and support women of all ages and sizes.” Siriano elaborated on his philosophy when it comes to being fashion-foward, telling The Cut:
“My mission now is what we’re calling that ‘everywoman.’ You can be any size, any age, and wear something from our collection, and that’s so important to me.”
As for the designers who denied Leslie, she’ll get her revenge.
Yasssss Leslie! Tweet their names!
In the meantime, as soon as I come into some money, I’m heading to christiansiriano.com.